Mountain Lion Sighting
Sunday, July 21, 2013
No body likes a whiner or a complainer and its 10 times worse when its yourself. With all this heat and high humidity, I am fighting myself to exercise and now I have two toes on one foot that are trying to commit mutiny. They ache and hurt not just on the walks, but lately all day too. Not going to give in. Grousing, I got up, dressed and after taking care of the animals, my husband and I took off to start our walk.
The previous night's short rain did make things a tad cooler, but the high humidity glued our shirts to our bodies and in no time we were sweating profusely. We really should have brought flash lights it was so dark but dawn was already trying to break though the thick clouds. The first two miles we talked about our kids and planned the day ahead.
We were walking on Cortaro Farms Road, and coming up to a section of land that has not been developed when I spotted something slinking out of the brush....it was a mountain lion! My husband and I stopped in our tracks to take in the beauty of the animal, but we were also well aware that this type of animal fears no humans and has been known to attack. We were within 200 feet of it and as we watched it look over at us, and make its way effortlessly across the road and into the desert. We quickly lost sight of it ...it blended into the cacti and bushes. Once we started breathing again, we quickly walked past the area checking behind us periodically to make sure we weren't being followed. Now if that sight doesn't make you forget your aches and pains...nothing will.